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GA's supporters on Capitol Hill

Article | Oct 01, 2010

General aviation continues to face threats in Washington, D.C. There still is a need to remain vigilant on the matter of FAA funding, and other issues also require that GA have friends on Capitol Hill.

DOT reports on medical information security, data-sharing

Advocacy | Jul 01, 2010

A report from the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General has identified 15 recommendations for improving the security of airmen's medical information and the process of identifying pilots with current medical certificates who are receiving disability pay.

AOPA security training gets nod

Article | Apr 01, 2010

The Transportation Security Administration has begun directing flight instructors and flight school employees to AOPA's “GA Security” online course for initial and yearly recurrent security awareness training.

Brownback cautions against restrictions on GA

Advocacy | Mar 01, 2010

As lawmakers and regulators consider the proper response to the Feb. 18 crash of a Piper Cherokee into an office building in Austin, Texas, a supporter of general aviation in Congress says unnecessary restrictions on GA are not the answer.

House seeks to rein in emergency security directives

Advocacy | Oct 01, 2009

The TSA could have to clear a checkpoint, so to speak, if Congress gets its way. A bill introduced in the House Sept. 30 would modify the TSA’s authority to issue security directives using emergency procedures.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2009

NATIONAL Senate FAA reauthorization would speed ADS-B equipage by Sarah Brown An FAA reauthorization bill introduced in the Senate in July would set the course for modernization of the national airspace system and fund the FAA for the next two years without the introduction of user fees. The two-year authorization would focus on the acceleration of NextGen air traffic control modernization, including establishing deadlines for the adoption of GPS technology such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2009

Congress congratulates AOPA on turning 70 The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a resolution congratulating AOPA on reaching its seventieth anniversary, and commending the association for seven decades of work on behalf of America’s general aviation pilots and aircraft owners.

GA must stand united, Congressmen say

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2009

All segments of general aviation - from business aviation to light sport aviation—must stand united in the fight against user fees, said Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) during an open legislative forum Aug. 1 at EAA AirVenture.

AOPA Action

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2009

General Aviation Serves America AOPA has kept membership dues low, just $39 a year for the past 19 years. We’re proud of that record, but it also means we need to ask for your help when we face major challenges, as we do today.

Time to renew your TSA security awareness training?

Article | Apr 01, 2009

Spring is in the air, and many of us want to get back into flying or start flying. For a flight instructor, spring begins a busy flying season.